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Weekend Confirmed 202 - The final episode

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Weekend Confirmed 202 - The final episode

This is it. Come confirm your weekends one last time. Join hosts Garnett Lee, Jeff Cannata, and Brian Leahy, reunited one more time with all of your favorite guests from the last 202 episodes: The Escapist's Andrea Rene, Joystiq's Xav de Matos, The Odd Gentleman's Nikole Zivalich, Christian Spicer, Naughty Dog's Jason Paul, and "Indie" Jeff Mattas. We are ghost.

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Weekend Confirmed 201 - Starbound, Rust, Lightning Returns

Weekend Confirmed 201 - Starbound, Rust, Lightning Returns

Jeff Cannata is preparing for his play's premiere on Friday night, so that leaves host Garnett Lee to lead Weekend Confirmed into Episode 201 with Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia playing the co-pilot role. They welcome in Sega Mobile's Ethan Einhorn and Area 5's (and former 1up Show alum) Matt Chandronait to break down what happened this week with everything involving Microsoft, EA, and Machinima, discussing how it could potentially affect an audience's perception of YouTube content providers. The talk then turns towards the world of mobile game development and how much of a brave new world it becomes for newcomers, especially those coming in from the media. The crew then recaps the Shacknews Best of 2013 (particularly Gone Home at #3 and the gradual backlash that's built across the online sphere towards The Fullbright Company's game) before jumping into the many possibilities presented by remote play through the Vita, the Wii U GamePad, and Nvidia's Shield. The show finishes up with a look back at Final Fantasy XIII-2 (and the lead-in to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII), Starbound, and Rust. The show wraps up with a fresh round of Finishing Moves, leading into next week's final episode from the Atlantis Group Studios.

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Weekend Confirmed 200 - 200th episode spectacular

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Weekend Confirmed 200 - 200th episode spectacular

Weekend Confirmed is celebrating a milestone today with its 200th episode! Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, along with the Shacknews duo of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia, as they journey forward by looking into the problems that are plaguing Nintendo and what they can do to keep their boat above water. The topic then turns into the best-selling games of the year and what they mean for games and innovation moving forward. Then Garnett talks about Don't Starve and whether certain games would benefit more from assisting players more at the beginning. Then it's time to celebrate by looking back at the very first episode of Weekend Confirmed and where the world of games has gone since that day back in 2010. Look back upon 200 episodes with some of your favorite clips and rejoice in new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 199 - Steam Machines, PlayStation Now

Weekend Confirmed 199 - Steam Machines, PlayStation Now

Weekend Confirmed is one step closer to a major milestone, having reached Episode 199! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to talk about a whole lot of CES fallout, including Valve's reveal of Steam Machines and whether they're viable in the gaming market. That's followed by some talk about DayZ before jumping into Titanfall's announcement of 6v6 multiplayer and how it could potentially compare to other shooters like MAG, PlanetSide 2, Resistance 2, and Brink. Focus then shifts to the upcoming Alien: Isolation before discussing the Bravely Default demo and Republique. The show wraps up with an extensive conversation about PlayStation Now and what Sony could potentially make out of this new service. The 199th episode ends with a new round of Finishing Moves, followed by the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 198 - 2014 Predictions

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Weekend Confirmed 198 - 2014 Predictions

Weekend Confirmed is ready to say goodbye to 2013. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are ready to usher in the new year with all of your favorite guests! The show starts with Naughty Dog's Jason Paul, The Escapist's Andrea Rene, Marcus Beer, and Shane Satterfield getting the ball rolling on some of 2014's most anticipated games, like the upcoming Uncharted, Watch Dogs, Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, and Thief. Shacknews' Andrew Yoon, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, Christian Spicer, and Insomniac's James Stevenson jump into the second segment to talk about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Child of Light, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Dark Souls II. The third segment kicks off with James, Andrea, Jason, and Shane discussing what 2014 holds for driving games like DriveClub and The Crew, before jumping into The Elder Scrolls Online and what the upcoming year could mean for microtransactions in games. The final segment welcomes in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Christian, "Indie" Jeff, and Marcus to discuss their predictions for 2014, including whether Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will have the better year. The show concludes with everyone giving one prediction for the new year and a very special announcement from Garnett regarding Weekend Confirmed in 2014. Happy New Year, everyone!

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Weekend Confirmed 197 - 2013's Best Games of the Year

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Weekend Confirmed 197 - 2013's Best Games of the Year

Merry Christmas to everyone from the Weekend Confirmed family! It's time to march into the end of 2013 and hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in a slew of guests to discuss all of this year's best games, as well as many of our favorites. The show kicks off with Naughty Dog's Jason Paul, Christian Spicer, and "Indie" Jeff Mattas talking about BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Tearaway, and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. That's followed by Shacknews' Andrew Yoon, Shane Satterfield, and Marcus Beer coming aboard to discuss Injustice: Gods Among Us, Metro Last Light, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, DMC: Devil May Cry, Saints Row IV, Super Mario 3D World, and Fire Emblem: Awakening, among many others. The third segment continues the Super Mario 3D World love with Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Insomniac's James Stevenson, and The Escapist's Andrea Rene, before they jump into Grand Theft Auto 5, Tomb Raider, Rogue Legacy, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The next segment picks up with Andrew, "Indie" Jeff, Christian, and James summing up the year in indies, before the entire crew comes into the studio to reveal the Weekend Confirmed Game of the Year! We also have holiday greetings from developers and listeners alike, all wishing our wonderful audience the happiest of holidays!

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Weekend Confirmed 196 - The Walking Dead: Season Two

Weekend Confirmed 196 - The Walking Dead: Season Two

There are two holiday episodes of Weekend Confirmed on tap for the end of 2013, but first, there's one more "regular season" edition to get through. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Christian Spicer to talk about some of the final bits of news left over for the year, starting off with the recently-revealed sales numbers for Call of Duty: Ghosts. That leads into this week's Nintendo Direct and whether the news revealed can generate any sort of excitement for Nintendo in 2014. And yes, there's ample discussion about the games revealed for both the Wii U and 3DS. The show then moves into some talk about The Walking Dead: Season Two before wrapping up with Finishing Moves and the weekend Tailgate.

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"Backwards compatibility means much less this generation (Playing 360/PS3 games on ONE/PS4) than ..."
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Weekend Confirmed 195 - The VGX awards, Gran Turismo 6

Weekend Confirmed 195 - The VGX awards, Gran Turismo 6

With only 12 days left until Christmas, it's time for Weekend Confirmed! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to take a look back at last Saturday's VGX awards. After briefly looking at the show, in general, the topic turns to the many games that were on display, including Titanfall, No Man's Sky, Quantum Break, and Tales from the Borderlands. With the VGX in the books, it's time to focus on more microtransaction controversy, this time, as it relates to NBA 2K14. Then it's time to talk more games, with Garnett and Jeff sharing their respective knowledge to one another: Garnett teaches Jeff the intricacies of driving in Gran Turismo 6, while Jeff tells Garnett everything that he's doing wrong in Rogue Legacy. The show wraps up with a look back at Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Tearaway, Dead Rising 3, and more before concluding the week with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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"Kill zone 3, beyond and last of us. Didn't even like kill zone but it sure is a looker."
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Weekend Confirmed 194 - Gran Turismo 6, Tearaway

Weekend Confirmed 194 - Gran Turismo 6, Tearaway

Jeff Cannata is in the Big Apple this weekend, which leaves host Garnett Lee to lead this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed solo. He welcomes in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Christian Spicer, and Nikole Zivalich and they lead off the show by discussing the increasing problems plaguing Battlefield 4 and where the game goes from here. The show then goes handheld, as Christian discusses everything that makes Media Molecule's Tearaway a sublime experience before Ozzie and Nikole dive into The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. As you might expect, this leads to a comparison of the two handhelds. Afterwards, Garnett takes the floor and discusses the good and the bad of Gran Turismo 6, taking a critical look at its microtransactions before discussing everything that makes it a more-than-worth entry to the long-running series. The show wraps up with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 193 - Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Super Mario 3D World

Weekend Confirmed 193 - Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Super Mario 3D World

It's the Thanksgiving weekend edition of Weekend Confirmed and hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and Shane Satterfield to give thanks to all things video games. The show begins with an extensive look at Forza Motorsport 5, discussing everything that makes the game one of the Xbox One's best launch titles. From there, the topic turns to Forza's controversial use of microtransactions, dissecting in detail an interview Garnett had conducted with Turn 10's Dan Greenwalt shortly before the start of the show. The topic then turns to Dead Rising 3 and Xbox Fitness before discussing the PS4 and Xbox One's respective controllers and wrapping the show up with thoughts on Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The show wraps up with Thanksgiving Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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"OK. Been playing the game all morning. I can confirm the micro-transactions are for the lazy and ..."
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Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

The next generation of consoles have all arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to celebrate with you. Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, as they welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to break down both the PS4 and the Xbox One. The show re-visits some major titles from the PS4 launch, like Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Resogun, and Need For Speed: Rivals. To help move the Xbox One discussion, Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia joins in the final segment to briefly talk about Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and Killer Instinct before "Indie" Jeff Mattas talks some Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and State of Decay. To send you into your weekend, the crew reels off a new round of Finishing Moves before the post-show Tailgate.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 192 »

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Weekend Confirmed 191 - PS4 launch, Super Mario 3D World

Weekend Confirmed 191 - PS4 launch, Super Mario 3D World

The PS4 launches today and it's time to celebrate with Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and The Escapist's Andrea Rene to usher in a new generation of consoles, but first, they discuss this past weekend's Blizzcon and all of the exciting news to come out of that event. Then the topic turns to next-generation consoles, where everyone discusses the PS4 launch lineup, including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Need For Speed: Rivals, and more. They also talk about what to expect from next week's Xbox One release and discuss why Nintendo may be a real force to be reckoned with this holiday season, thanks to the upcoming Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The show sends you to your shiny new PS4's with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 190 - Call of Duty: Ghosts, Xbox One

Weekend Confirmed 190 - Call of Duty: Ghosts, Xbox One

The 190th episode of Weekend Confirmed comes to you in full 1080p! With co-host Jeff Cannata away for the week, host Garnett Lee invites the Shacknews tandem of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia, along with Christian Spicer, to discuss the imminent arrival of Xbox One. But first, discussion turns to Call of Duty: Ghosts, talking about the series' growing sense of stagnation and whether it's necessarily a problem that can be solved or even one worth solving at all. After that, Andrew catches up on all things Xbox One, including games like Zoo Tycoon, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3, while also making a convincing case for why the packed-in Kinect peripheral matters. The show wraps up with Christian's impressions of the other major Batman game to release, the handheld Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, before everyone goes into Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 189 - Assassin's Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins

Weekend Confirmed 189 - Assassin's Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins

Weekend Confirmed has finally reached the month of November and with next-gen console arrivals imminent, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata invite Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to discuss the week's next-gen console stories, including the rumored different in resolution and the hardware announcements from Sony. After that, it's time to discuss games, as the crew breaks down Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins before Jeff professes further love for Path of Exile. The show wraps up with "Indie" Jeff revisiting The Stanley Parable over two years after first discussing the original mod, a brief talk about the strange Device 6, and everyone's rapidly-increasing Piles of Shame before going into some post-Halloween Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 188 - Pokemon X & Y, Path of Exile, Diablo 3

Weekend Confirmed 188 - Pokemon X & Y, Path of Exile, Diablo 3

With the next-gen consoles rapidly approaching, this week's edition of Weekend Confirmed begins with hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata discussing the rumored differences in resolution between the Xbox One and the PS4 and how it could potentially affect the two consoles in the long run. After that, the Team Rocket duo of Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and The Odd Gentlemen's Nikole Zivalich try to convince Jeff to stick with Pokemon X & Y, arguing for the merits of the games. That's followed by some discussion of Path of Exile and the console version of Diablo 3, before diving into some more of the Weekend Confirmed crew's GTA Online stories. The show wraps up with a quick talk about Neil Gaiman's upcoming Wayward Manor and the latest Capcom lawyer throwdown, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. The show wraps up with a new round of Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Top Games

  1. Resistance 3
  2. Kerbal Space Program
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  4. ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead
  5. Broken Age
  6. Sniper Elite 3
  7. Hearts of Iron IV
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  10. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Most Anticipated

  1. Kerbal Space Program
  2. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  3. Hearts of Iron IV
  4. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  5. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  6. DayZ
  7. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  8. Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar
  9. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us